Fighting antibiotics resistance in livestock to boost production

Cattles at Giriama ranch, Kilifi County, on September 29, 2017. Animal production and welfare today are pegged on judicious use of antibiotics. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Misuse of antibiotics is common among animal health practitioners and lay farmers.
  • Inappropriate dosages cause resistance as they grant ample time for bacteria to mutate and resist the antibiotic.

The discovery of antibiotics in the late 1920s marked the opening of a new chapter in bacterial diseases management.


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